Call of Duty: Black Ops News for PC

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This year's Call of Duty game - could it be Call of Duty: Black Ops 2? - will see "meaningful innovation" for the well-worn FPS juggernaut, Activision has said, alongside a revamped and refreshed Call of Duty: Elite 2.0.

Speaking during an Activision investor call yesterday, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg surprised nobody by saying there will definitely be a new Call of Duty in 2012.

"This year, we expect to further expand our presence with the launch of an all-new epic first-person shooter title under the Call of Duty brand," said Hirshberg.

"From what we've seen the game already looks fantastic and will bring meaningful innovation to the franchise. I could not be more excited." He wouldn't say what's it called, but he's probably seen it. I wonder what his K/D ratio is?

Hirshberg also confirmed that Activision intends to keep its "foot on the gas" with Call of Duty: Elite.

"We're already hard at work on Elite 2.0 with several innovative features being developed to work hand in hand with our next Call of Duty release," said Hirshberg.

Call of Duty: Elite will also see additional features launched in the next 60 days, according to Hirshberg.

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BC_Animus

Kinnect's voice controls are actually a step back from the games we used to have IMO. Anyone remember PS2 era games like 'Manhunt' and- er- some of the Rainbow 6 games from that time? Jungle Storm? And Tropic Thunder I think those were called.

They had really immersive and innovative use of the mic and headset - the Rainbox 6's allowed you to control your squads (you had control of two squads back then) using voice commands like "Alpha 1 to point A; Alpha 2 sneak to point B; Bravo team cover fire"...

And 'Manhunt' had the NPC which spoke directly to you in your ear via your headset, and I love how the NPCs in the game actually reacts to noises that you make into the mic. It was amazing, having the director whispering to you, taunting you, telling you to kill kill kill, while you are trying to sneak around without making a noise. Once I was walking through the map and nearly bumped into a group of NPCs - they didn't spot me, but they heard me breathing through the mic so they came to investigate. I quickly ran into nearby shadows to hide, all the while holding my breath - and after a while they went back to where they were originally. I was about to sneak away when I suddenly spotted another NPC on the other side of the map, and at the same time the director suddenly spoke up in my ear, telling me to "kill those motherf**kers". I was so shocked I said "sh*t" out loud - and of course all the NPCs in the area heard me and started running to where I was, all screaming crazily about how they are going to find and kill me. I'm running and panicing, and the director is laughing in my ear... God I wonder why they don't make games like that anymore? It was bloody amazing.
Posted 07:10 on 13 February 2012
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dudester

It will have kinect controls you can shout reload and shoot instead of pressing a button!
Posted 20:36 on 12 February 2012
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Batmamerc

Well that poo pooed my theory of no cod game this year
Posted 20:01 on 12 February 2012
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Neon-Soldier32

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Posted 12:24 on 11 February 2012
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BC_Animus

Call me jaded and skeptical, but I just don't see any real innovation coming anytime soon, especially not from ActivisionBliz. <shrug> who knows, maybe they'll make a system where you can send SMS text commands from your phone and your char will fire his gun ingame, or perhaps cross-game-gaming - fire a shot in MW2 and your enemies will get shot in Black Ops 2...

Ha! Or maybe implement Rock Band controls? And allowing you to use your purchased tracks as weapons in MW:BO2? Heh, play the right cords in 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' and blow up a tank. (Okay, I actually wanna see that.)
Posted 12:14 on 11 February 2012
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munkee

That's a lot of exclamation mark's.
Posted 11:04 on 11 February 2012
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Patrick1975

Elite is a huge waste of money!!! It was sold with the slogan of : Hate the wait! Well that ends now!! Well guess what! four months later and still haven't seen anything new!!! I guess they should of called the elite package for ps3 something other than elite!! Because there is nothing elite about it!!! I preorded it and from day one hasn't worked liked they said it would!!! It is truly not worth the 50$ a year!!! The features they give you with a paid prescription are worthless!!! And I hope that more people are not fooled! liked I was into buying it!!!! They keep trying to say that it's a deal in the long run, due to the DLC being a little Cheeper.. But this is only the case if you plan on only playing on ONE online ID!! If you would like to play the new DLC on more than one online ID, then you will need to spend 50$ for each one!!! So if your like me and play with more than one online ID, then you will be better off just waiting and getting the map packs of four and spending 15$ to have the DLC on all of your online ID's.. Plus you won't be teased with a couple maps that you can't even play on the game modes that you may like!! The whole idea behind elite was just not thought through and was nowhere even close to being ready to go live, or be sold for that matter!! I feel they mislead a whole community of gamers just to get them to open their wallets!!! I for one, will not even think twice of renewing my elite!!!
Posted 01:18 on 11 February 2012
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EverTheOptimist

Hot pink and black tiger camouflage for your weapon!
Posted 15:19 on 10 February 2012
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Woffls

Micro-transactions for bullets!
Posted 14:54 on 10 February 2012
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munkee

Zombies!
Posted 14:50 on 10 February 2012

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